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How Startups Can Survive a Recession

Speedinvest's Oliver Holle uses his 20-plus years of tech and venture capital experience to share his thoughts on how startups can survive a recession.

What is Anti-Dilution? What Startup Founders Need to Know

Speedinvest's Alexander Gruber answers "what is anti-dilution?" and the basics surrounding this important concept for startup founders to know.

What is Equity Dilution? What Startup Founders Need to Know

Speedinvest's Alexander Gruber answers "what is equity dilution?" and the basics surrounding this important concept for startup founders to know.

Latest Articles
What You Need to Know to Get Press Coverage at Seed Stage in 2022
What You Need to Know to Get Press Coverage at Seed Stage in 2022
Looking to get press coverage for your Seed-stage startup? We asked PR pro, Martin Bryant, how to grab the attention of tech journalists.
How to Write a Press Release for Tech Startups at Seed Stage
How to Write a Press Release for Tech Startups at Seed Stage
PR professional Tom Lawrence from MVPR shares his tips for how to write a press release for tech startups at Seed stage.
How to Maintain (Not Just Attain) Product-Market Fit
How to Maintain (Not Just Attain) Product-Market Fit
Product-market fit is something we all talk about, very few understand, and even fewer honestly have experience with. We pull back the blinders.
Tackling the Biggest Source of Stress: You
Tackling the Biggest Source of Stress: You
Founders are at particular risk of self-imposed stress. Here are some practical tips for founders to manage self-inflicted stress.
From Term Sheet to Closing: A Founder’s Guide to Ace Your Financing Round
From Term Sheet to Closing: A Founder’s Guide to Ace Your Financing Round
Lukas Slameczka of shares how to ace your financing round by avoiding common mistakes and doing your term sheet due diligence after signing.
Why Your Startup Needs a Community Manager (and How to Use Them)
Why Your Startup Needs a Community Manager (and How to Use Them)
Moblessing Mudzamiri of our Platform+ team shares why your startup needs a Community Manager and what founders should look for when making this important hire.
Want to Be Recession-Proof? It Starts With Self-Awareness
Want to Be Recession-Proof? It Starts With Self-Awareness
Our Platform+ team share their tips for recession-proofing your business, along with tangible steps you can take now to make sure you’re prepared.
Your Pitch Deck is Your Tinder Profile
Your Pitch Deck is Your Tinder Profile
John Butterfield, head of our Platform+ founder support team, breaks down how to make investors swipe right on your pitch deck.
7 Ways Investors & Founders Can Work Together to Steer a Company to Success
7 Ways Investors & Founders Can Work Together to Steer a Company to Success
Michael Schuster distills his years of experience in supporting founders into his top 7 ways investors and founders can work together to ensure a company's success.
One Way to Build and Lead Your Startup Team to Higher Profits
One Way to Build and Lead Your Startup Team to Higher Profits
Non-homogenous teams combined with polite disagreement is the secret sauce to building a statistically more profitable startup.
Germany and France: A Tale of Two Startup Ecosystems
Germany and France: A Tale of Two Startup Ecosystems
Speedinvest, Paua and Alven compare and contrast the French and German startup ecosystems.
Let's Talk About Stress
Let's Talk About Stress
Speedinvest and Fraugster take on the anxiety of constant connectivity brought by remote working.
Break Into the US Market: Our US Expansion Guide for Founders
Break Into the US Market: Our US Expansion Guide for Founders
Our US Business Development team presents a guide for founders looking to break into the US market.
3 Reasons You’re not Getting the Quality Candidates you Want
3 Reasons You’re not Getting the Quality Candidates you Want
You have a talented core of founders, but now you’re struggling to connect with quality applicants for the extended team you need to achieve your vision. Why?
Building Your First Growth Model
Building Your First Growth Model
Growth models allow you to predict user behavior and growth, as well as prioritize your product and marketing roadmaps.
Hello? Is It Me You’re Looking For?
Hello? Is It Me You’re Looking For?
Learn the power of knowing your target audience and other things they don’t tell you when you start organizing events.
3 Questions to Answer Before Entering the US Market
3 Questions to Answer Before Entering the US Market
Our US Business Development team helps you know when you’ll be ready to enter the US market, how to do it, and what to do once you’re there.
Why Every Startup Founder Should Have a Coach
Why Every Startup Founder Should Have a Coach
Athletes often have coaches guiding them on their journey to become better versions of themselves and making them more successful. Who’s your coach?
Introducing Platform+
Introducing Platform+
Our in-house experts work with your team on value-adding operational projects so you can focus on executing your core vision.
Understanding the New Early-Stage Funding Cycle in Europe
Understanding the New Early-Stage Funding Cycle in Europe
The traditional early-stage funding cycle has always been pretty straightforward, but it's changing.
Open-Sourcing the Speedinvest Board Meeting Template
Open-Sourcing the Speedinvest Board Meeting Template
The function of a board meeting is to periodically align the management team and investors on the overall direction of a company. Our agenda template makes it easy.
Partners, not Investors — How to Choose a Follow-on Investor
Partners, not Investors — How to Choose a Follow-on Investor
Now that money is on the table, you must choose from whom to take it. Here are some thoughts on what matters in a follow-on investor, drawn from personal experience.